Friday, April 15, 2011

A Light to My Path by Lynn Austin

The final book in the Refiner's Fire series continues to go through the events of the Civil War but from the slaves perspective. The author takes us on a journey through the war and how it affected slavery. The three main characters are all so different with Delia being steadfast in her faith, Kitty having no self-respect or love for herself and Grady who is so full of anger and bitterness because of all he's been through. A very good read.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Doing Virtuous Business by Thoedore Roosevelt Malloch (reviewed by Bruce Detweiler)

This is a book about capitalism and its relationship to Christian values. I think it gives a good perspective on combining both into a good model for business and life. There are many examples given of the relationship of "spiritual capital" and how it affects business and professionals. I appreciate how Malloch offers the importance of combining your faith and morals into everyday business and the success professionals are having because of it. I recommend this book to any business professional.
This book was provided to me by Book Sneeze (Thomas Nelson). I was not required to give a positive review.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Fire By Night by Lynn Austin

Fire By Night is the second in the Refiner's Fire series and I continue to love this series. This book takes place from the Northern perspective. Julia comes from high society and is expected to go out in the social circles to find herself a husband but she is only interested in the Reverand. The Reverand thinks she is too selfish and shallow and when she over-hears him say this she is determined to change his opinion about her. She becomes a nurse and sees more of the war than she ever could have imagined.